Capital Gains Tax on Inherited Property: How Much?


Published by Property Saviour
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May 7, 2015 - Read time: 3 minutes

Looking for advice on capital gains tax on inherited property?  Depending on the value of your inherited estate, you may have anything from very little to a significant capital gains tax bill due when you sell your inherited property.

If you are looking to sell an inherited property, capital gains tax will only apply if the property is worth more than £325,000.

Inheritance tax is liable on the probate estate of a deceased person’s assets when they are valued over a certain threshold.  The exact figure is liable to change but is believed to be accurate at the time of writing.

Married or in civil partnership? Capital gains tax on inherited property is slashed!

The present threshold for capital gains tax on an inherited property is £325,000.  If the deceased had a spouse or a civil partner that died before them, the inheritance tax threshold is twice that of the current threshold making it a whopping £650,000.  If the property is sold on behalf of a deceased civil partner or spouse, there is no capital gains tax bill to pay.

The majority of probate estates are not affected by capital gains tax because they fall well below the property value threshold.

We understand that losing a loved one is an emotionally difficult time for you.  Often this can lead to family disputes against the Will or the inherited estate.  During this stressful time, the last thing you need is to deal with obtaining valuations, putting the house up on the market and dealing with viewings.  We can take that stress away.  We also offer a free house clearance service.  Our advice and support is free.

If you have inherited a property, we can help you to navigate through the red tape.  Property Saviour can buy your inherited property.  To find out more click here.

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